Suspected Hitchin drug dealer arrested after officers execute warrant

A 53-year-old suspected drug dealer from Hitchin has been arrested.

A 53-year-old suspected drug dealer from Hitchin has been arrested. - Credit: Archant

A suspected drug dealer from Hitchin has been arrested after officers executed a warrant in the town, seizing what are thought to be class B drugs and associated gear.

Officers from North Herts’ Operation Scorpion team entered a flat in Chaucer Way at about 11am on Tuesday last week, and seized three bags of suspected class B drugs – as well as drugs paraphernalia including electronic scales, deal bags and mobile phones.

No-one was there when officers carried out the raid, but after further investigations a 53-year-old Hitchin man was arrested later that day on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

More drugs were found by officers during his arrest. He has been released pending further investigations.

Sgt Jon Vine from the Operation Scorpion team said: “Although drug-related crime in Hitchin is low, we are determined to drive it out and will deal robustly with anyone believed to be involved in such offences.


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“Through our own investigations and information from the public, we can work together to keep Hitchin safe – and I would therefore strongly encourage people to always report suspicious activity to us should they come across it.”

Crime or suspicious activity can be reported to police on the non-emergency number 101, or call 999 if you witness an offence in progress. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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